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EWL prepares for General Assembly in Croatia

(Brussels 10 May) The EWL secretariat is hard at work preparing the EWL general assembly which will be held in Zagreb, Croatia between the 31st of May and 2 June next. We’re very much looking forward to this opportunity to get together with the EWL membership.

Here’s a little reminder of how we’re structured internally for those of you who mightn’t be aware.

General Assembly

The General Assembly of the EWL meets once a year, bringing together some 100 delegates from national and European member organisations, as well as Associate Members, who decide on a programme of activities, vote on financial matters and emergency motions, participate in Issue Groups and elect a Board of Administration every second year.
Board of Administration

The Board of Administration is composed of 40 elected members, 30 representing national co-ordinations and 10 from European NGOs. The Board meets 3 times a year to take decisions concerning actions to be conducted, political priorities and so forth. The Board is also regularly consulted for the adoption of position papers and with regards to the EWL’s day-to-day activities.

Executive Committee

The Board of Administration elects every second year the EWL Executive Committee, which consists of 7 Committee members: a President, two Vice-Presidents, a Treasurer and 3 members. The Executive meets regularly, is consulted on urgent decisions and represents and lobbies actively on behalf of the EWL at meetings and conferences.

The organisation’s activities are co-coordinated by a Secretariat based in Brussels which is headed by a Secretary General. The Secretariat links with decision-makers, prepares documents and position statements, provides information and briefing to members, organises statutory meetings, conducts projects and produces publications.

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